Keyword: museum

Profiling visitors to contemporary art museums

This research was conducted by Laurie Hanquinet at the University of York

Summary

Socio-economic variables (class, education and income etc.) are often seen as the key determinants of attendance at art museums. This article goes beyond this simplistic approach by exploring the ‘cultural profiles’ of museum visitors (a set of cultural …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Best practice in community consultation by museums

This research was conducted by Kalliopi Fouseki at The Science Museum.

Summary

The research explores how community consultation is carried out by museums, and highlights in particular the perceptions of community members involved. It uses the case study of seven institutions and their development of exhibitions based on the 1807 Abolition …

By | 11 December 2014 |

How augmented reality helps museum visitors appreciate paintings

This research was conducted by Kuo-En Chang and five other people at National Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Summary

This paper reports an experiment where 135 college students were observed in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The students were divided into three groups. One group …

By | 3 September 2014 |

‘Digital’ has changed organisations’ strategies as well as their technology

This research was conducted by Ross Parry at the University of Leicester, UK

Summary

The use of digital technology in museums is no longer something special or revolutionary. This paper focuses on what that means for museums' strategies and structures. It finds that the digital turn has not simply meant the …

By | 28 August 2014 |

New technology does not always enhance the gallery visitor experience

This research was conducted by Dirk vom Lehn and Christian Heath at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper looks at the way in which galleries and museums have deployed technology in their exhibitions to support the aesthetic and educational experience of the public. The research specifically examined the use …

By | 26 April 2014 |

The effects of performance management culture on museums

This research was conducted by Anwar Tlili at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper looked at the way in which museums have adopted new forms of performance management, partially in response to the changing beliefs of policymakers and funders. The core of the research is based on a series …

By | 26 April 2014 |

Using talk to affect learning in museums

This research was conducted by Jennifer DeWitt and Jill Hohenstein at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper examined the quality of children’s talk to better understand the ways in which children learn in a museum setting. The research was based upon four separate school visits to the Science …

By | 26 April 2014 |

Using mentoring to embed organisational change

This research was conducted by Jonathan Paquette at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Summary

This paper looks at how mentoring affected organisational change and renewal in a number of large museums in the UK. The research found that mentors frequently supported their protégés in their agendas for change, even though mentoring …

By | 16 April 2014 |

When it comes to museum innovation, size matters

This research was conducted by Carmen Camarero, Mª José Garrido and Eva Vicente at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

The paper presents the results of a study into the relationships between museum characteristics, innovation levels and performance. They found that larger museums were more likely to innovate in technology and …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Capital projects have the potential to bankrupt arts organisations

This research was conducted by Dana Elmquist at Baruch College CUNY, USA

Summary

The paper is based on interviews with three cultural leaders in New York who were dealing with the legacy of substantial capital projects. The research concludes that organisations must realise that they are 'masters of their own destiny …

By | 11 April 2014 |